MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - Saturday afternoon was an un-forgettable day for the Pioli family, as they came together to celebrate Robert L. Pioli’s seventy-second anniversary of his liberation from German POW Camp.
People all over the community came out to honor him including Ohio State Representative, Andy Thompson.
“ It’s kind of a unique story he has. We’re losing so many world war two veterans, and we really want to treasure and cherish that.”
His family tears up as he shared his experience of the three years he fought in war.
With everyone there to honor him, Mr. Pioli took a moment to honor those serving today.
" It’s amazing, to have these guys here, I admire these guys so much for what they do. We ought to be celebrating them.”